Getting married in another municipality, in the church or another faith community

If you are planning to have your ceremony in another municipality, in the church or in another community of faith, you must first give notice of marriage to the City of Copenhagen.

How to give notice of marriage

If both of you

  • are a Danish or Nordic citizen
  • OR have permanent residence in Denmark
  • OR have a right of permanent residence in Denmark under the Executive Order on EU residence (the EU freedom of movement directive)

Then you can give notice of marriage further down on this page.

If the above does not apply to you  

Then, instead, you should go to the Agency of Family Law (Familieretshuset) where you can read about how you give notice of marriage

Read more about giving notice of marriage at the Agency of Family Law (Familieretshuset.dk)

You may be asked to show documentation with the marriage notice

If one or both of you are not a Danish or Nordic citizen, you will need to send in a photocopy of your permanent residence permit or documentation of your right to permanent stay in Denmark according to EU regulations. Please note that the document ’Bevis for registrering’ (proof of registration) is not sufficient since it is not a permanent residence permit or proof of unlimited stay in Denmark according to EU regulations.

Read more about residence permits and how to apply for the relevant documents (nyidanmark.dk)

If you have lived abroad sometime in the past few years, we may ask you to submit a certificate of marital status (civilstandsattest) from your former country/countries of residence. A certificate of marital status proves your marital status. The document states whether you are unmarried, married, divorced, or widowed. If you live in Denmark, we will get this information from the Civil Registration System.

If your former partner is deceased, you should attach a copy of the certificate from the probate court (skifteretsattest). If the death occurred abroad, we need to see the original death certificate.

The City of Copenhagen requires certain foreign divorce decrees to be legalised or endorsed by apostille. What that means is that the ministry of foreign affairs or the ministry of justice in the issuing country must confirm the validity of the document. 

Read more about endorsement by apostille and legalisation (um.dk) (In Danish)

Swedish citizens living in Sweden must attach the following documents: Hindersprövning and Vigselintyg.

Norwegian citizens living in Norway should attach the documents Prøvningsattest and Registeruddrag from the tax authorities (Skatt) in Norway.

About giving notice

  • You can give notice as early as four months before your anticipated wedding date.
  • You both need a MitID to fill in the notice online.
  • You will receive a reply within two weeks via Digital Post with a certificate of marital status which you must give to the authority marrying you.

Give notice of marriage

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Please note

You can give notice of marriage as early as four months before your anticipated wedding date.

You both need a MitID to fill in the marriage notice online.

If you don't have MitID

If you do not have a MitID, you can download and fill in the notice of marriage and send it to the marriage office (Vielseskontoret) either digitally or by mail. If you send it digitally, you can either send us a scan or a photo of the notice after you have filled it in. Find the contact details at the bottom of this page under 'Contact'.

Download and fill in the notice of marriage manually

CONTACT

Vielseskontoret

Rådhuspladsen 1

1550 København V

Office opening hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

09:00 - 16:00

Wednesday

09:00 - 16:00

Thursday

09:00 - 16:00

Friday

09:00 - 16:00

Phone opening hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

10:00 - 12:00

Thursday

10:00 - 12:00

Friday

10:00 - 12:00

If you wish to contact the office in person, please visit the shop by the main entrance inside the City Hall. On Saturdays, the office is closed but weddings still take place.